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Daphne’s hand-reared otter Rudi has become quite a TV star

Daphne has been busy filming with her tame otter Rudi starred in the BBC TV Natural World series ‘Suppercharged Otters’ with Charlie Hamilton James, who he is investigating in Mark Wheeler’s photograph above.  To read more about this, please click here or go to the Otters page on this website.

Rudi also appeared in the second series of ‘The Durrells’ as both the male otter Gerald Durrell captured on Corfu, and his mate. To read more about this, please click here.

Daphne Neville with Rudi the Otter in The Durrells

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A Granny’s Guide to the Modern World

The show that gained 9 million hits – originally broadcast on Channel 4 this August. Daphne appeared in all three episodes.

“The highlight of the programme….are three tremendous women” – The Times

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In the first episode, Daphne and two friends are taken to Amsterdam in ‘this lively three-part series’ presented by Barry Humphries‘They were sampling cannabis in Amsterdam. Flames leaped up in their faces but only made them dissolve in giggles. It was shot in the Red Light District and is actually illegal but they enjoyed their trip (overseas).’

To see photographs and a review in the Telegraph, please click here

Granny on TV

There is more in the Guardian, ‘They’re not here for the tulips’.

In Episode 2, Daphne and her two friends went off to try out virtual gaming and had fun ‘killing’ each other. She went to the hairdressers in Episode 3 , only to ask her stylist if she would make her look nice after she’d died – when she was in the coffin.

Daphne Neville in A Granny's Guide

She threatens to climb out of a coffin next. OAPs on the rampage. There is surely to be another series. It is wonderful to see how gorgeous the senior citizens looked in their youth. Click here for photos of Daphne.

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The clips have gone viral. ‘You’ve become an internet sensation, Granny.’

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On the set of Ab Fab: The Movie

‘You won’t see me, I was playing a wall-flower,’ but rest assured Daphne was there, in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

‘I’m in a scene with June Whitfield when everyone is dancing.’ This is clearly described by Jennifer Saunders as, ‘some kind of late-night lesbo party’ and Daphne’s sitting to left of screen with a fancy glass of champagne in her hand!

‘It’s meant to be the South of France but was shot in a hotel in London.’

They did have fun.

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‘Cold Caller’ by Lucky Feather Productions

Trailer for the award-winning short thriller ‘Cold Caller’ starring Daphne Neville, Philip Cook and Peter Stenson

“An elderly couple encounter a mysterious ‘cold caller’. Convinced of his credentials, they invite him into their home with unexpected consequences.”

You can visit Lucky Feather Productions on Youtube.

www.luckyfeatherproductions.co.uk/short-films/

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2015 prooved a Busy Year

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Daphne has had another busy year, giving talks on otter conservation and appearing in a number of feature films including ‘Ab Fab’ the movie, and the new ‘Bridget Jones’ as well as ‘The Crown’ for Netflix. She is currently presenting ‘The Pensioners Guide to the UK’ produced by Rumpus Media for Channel 4.

Next week Daphne is off to BBC Manchester to appear in a new quiz programme, before flying off to film in Amsterdam.

Romsey Show

Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show. Pic: Daphne Neville with Rudi the Otter

 

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Rudi the Otter appears on Channel 4

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On Wednesday 12th November Daphne appeared with Rudi the Otter on Channel 4’s morning programme ‘Daily Brunch’ chatting about otter conservation with Dr Daniel Allen and the presenters Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer.

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Brunch at Princess TV that day consisted of spicy tilapia salad – “an’otter version of fish”.

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Rudi much enjoyed going to the TV studios at Whitley’s shopping centre in Bayswater, where the daytime TV programme is recorded.

Rudi the Otter

To watch the item please click on Channel 4 catch-up. It is on after the first break.

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An Otter Garden Party

Bee the Otter by Sophie Neville

An Otter Garden Party was held at Baker’s Mill, Frampton Mansell in Gloucestershire on Sunday 30th March from 4.00-6.00pm  in aid of the IOSF ~  ‘International Otter Survival Fund’.

We are raising money to release into the wild two orphaned British otters rescued from the recent floods near Newbury and invited people to bring their friends to meet our tame otters Belinda and Rudi. Dogs on leads were very welcome, tea and cakes were served and a raffle with fabulous prizes was held by the Oak and Furrows Rescue Centre. The weather was warm and everyone enjoyed walking around the gardens by the historic lake. The River Frome, which flows down the Golden Valley from Baker’s Mill, was in full spate and many people walked home along the Thames and Severn Canal.

Sophie Neville was signing copies of her book Funnily Enough, which describes life with the tame otters at Baker’s Mill.

Thanks to everyone’s support about 150 people came along and we raised nearly £500, which was wonderful. Most people arrived on foot, which was impressive since Baker’s Mill is really in the middle of nowhere.

For information on the next Otter Open Day please email:  Daffyneville@yahoo.com

If you missed the event but would like to make a donation please click here for the IOSF site.

Otter swimming underwater by Sophie Neville

 

 

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